Winter is drawing in, Trump and Johnson are ruling the roost on both sides of the Atlantic, and - at times - it's easy to lose hope.
We're thankful, then, that reports are flooding in that incendiary rap metal outfit Rage Against The Machine could be in line to re-unite in 2020.
The former Christmas number one agit-rock band are at the centre of furious speculation, with Consequence of Sound citing "industry insiders" who have confirmed the group's reformation.
If true, Rage Against The Machine will play a headline slot at next summer's Coachella.
Alongside this, the group could be in line to play three shows along the US-Mexico border - in effect, tracing the path of Trump's wall.
We'll let you know if/when this gets confirmed...
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